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Elementary Experiences - Mrs. Jenna Sagan

Thursday, 15 September, 2016 - 1:07 pm

From the Desk of Mrs. Sagan

General Studies- 2nd Grade

It’s been a busy few weeks for second grade! We have been hard at work, developing routines and focusing on learning the ins and outs of our second grade expectations.

During second grade reading instruction, we focus heavily on structured literacy time that helps to develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. This year, we have introduced “The Daily 5,”a model of reading instruction created by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, which provides five authentic reading and writing choices to students, working independently towards personalized goals. 

These five choices include:

  • Read to Self,
  • Work on Writing,
  • Read to Someone,
  • Listen to Reading, and
  • Word Work.

While these five literacy centers are running, I work with individual students and small groups to further guide their fluency and reading success. Students love the freedom this reading structure gives them, and so far we are seeing very positive results. I absolutely love seeing their faces light up when they have written an exciting new story, finished reading a “just right” book, or when they have discovered a new word that connects to the spelling pattern of the week! 

I look forward to a second grade year filled with highly productive, highly motivated learning!

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